The Caves Beyond the Story of the Floyd Collins' Crystal Cave Exploration
New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1955. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. "William Floyd Collins, better known as Floyd Collins, (July 20, 1887 – c. February 13, 1925) was an American cave explorer, principally in a region of Central Kentucky that houses hundreds of miles of interconnected, underground caverns within Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world. In the early 20th century, in an era known as the Kentucky Cave Wars, commercial cave owners and explorers in Kentucky entered into a bitter competition to exploit the bounty of caves for commercial profit from tourists, who paid to see the caves. On January 30, 1925, while trying to find a new entrance to Crystal Cave (also known as "Sand Cave" by the media) , Collins became trapped in a narrow crawlway, 55 feet (17 m) below ground. The rescue operation to save Collins became a national newspaper sensation and one of the first major news stories to be reported using the new technology of broadcast radio. The rescue attempt grew to become the third-biggest media event between the world wars.". Very Good+ .
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Keywords: Geology Joe Lawrence Jr. Roger W. Brucker Speleology Spelunkers Spelunking Caves Cave Exploration Geology